Jun 21 | Sebastian Eriksson Earns First Red Bull Global Rallycross Victory in Daytona

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After taking the Kobalt Tools Joker Lap immediately to start the race, Eriksson took a lead that he would not yield for the duration of the eight-lap final.

Day 3 RBGRC

Red Bull Olsbergs MSE driver Sebastian Eriksson took the first victory of his Red Bull Global Rallycross career in Sunday’s main event at Daytona International Speedway. Eriksson, who took third place in Saturday’s final, held off Ken Block and Steve Arpin for the victory.

“It’s been a great weekend for us,” said Eriksson, who also took the Red Bull GRC points lead by eight points over Block. “We struggled a little bit yesterday with the setup of the car—we didn’t have the pace to close on the fastest guys, but we solved that for today. I won my heat and my semifinal, and we got away in the start of the final so we could get a little bit of a gap on Ken and the other guys. And I guess I could do my own race and this time, it was enough.”

After taking the Kobalt Tools Joker Lap immediately to start the race, Eriksson took a lead that he would not yield for the duration of the eight-lap final. While Block, Arpin, Scott Speed, and newcomer Jeff Ward traded podium places behind him, the Supercar rookie gave OMSE its first Supercar victory since Patrik Sandell won in Washington DC last June.

In GRC Lites, Austin Cindric rebounded from a DNF on Saturday to complete the OMSE sweep in Sunday’s action. Taking his second victory in three races, Cindric held off a pair of first-time podium finishers in DirtFish Motorsports’ Tanner Whitten and Rhys Millen Racing’s Harry Cheung.

Unofficial results from the Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona (II) Supercar final are as follows:

  1. Sebastian Eriksson, #93 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
  2. Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
  3. Steve Arpin, #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
  4. Jeff Ward, #360 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
  5. Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
  6. Nelson Piquet Jr., #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
  7. Austin Dyne, #14 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
  8. Joni Wiman, #31 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
  9. Scott Speed, #41 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
  10. Patrik Sandell, #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST

For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, head to www.redbullglobalrallycross.com. Follow the series on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedBullGRC, Twitter and Instagram at @RedBullGRC, and YouTube at YouTube.com/RedBullGRC.

 

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long.  Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

 

About Red Bull Global Rallycross

Designed to produce some of the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

Jun 20 | Tanner Foust Wins First Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona Doubleheader

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In GRC Lites, Oliver Eriksson took the first victory of his career after outlasting the field in an eight-lap final.

Red Bull GRC

Two-time Red Bull Global Rallycross champion Tanner Foust overcame mechanical issues on Friday to score the victory in Saturday’s Red Bull GRC main event at Daytona International Speedway. Foust beat Bryan Herta Rallysport’s Austin Dyne and Red Bull Olsbergs MSE’s Sebastian Eriksson, who finished in second and third place, respectively, in the initial leg of the weekend doubleheader.

“It’s been an amazing development process,” said Foust, who gave the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle its first win in a points-paying Red Bull GRC event. “It’s unbelievable how committed Volkswagen are to engineering perfection. Combine that with Andretti, and a lot of people have put a lot of work into these cars. To get on the top of the podium so soon, and to be so good in the points with both cars so soon, is great.”

After contact between front row starters Patrik Sandell and Ken Block led to a major incident heading into the dirt section on the first lap, Foust—who had started from the second row in the main event—seized the opportunity to get around the competition, bringing Dyne, Joni Wiman, and the rest of the field behind him. They maintained those positions through most of the race, until Eriksson took the joker to get by Wiman in the final corner; he briefly held second place, but Dyne accelerated by at the finish line to take the position by .023 seconds.

In GRC Lites, Oliver Eriksson took the first victory of his career after outlasting the field in an eight-lap final. Despite a failing engine, Eriksson nursed his car across the line at race’s end to defeat Alejandro Fernandez, the runner-up in Daytona for the second year in a row, and first-time podium finisher Miles Maroney.

Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona (I) results are as follows for the Supercar class:

  1. Tanner Foust, #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
  2. Austin Dyne, #14 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST
  3. Sebastian Eriksson, #93 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
  4. Joni Wiman, #31 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
  5. Steve Arpin, #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
  6. Jeff Ward, #360 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST
  7. Nelson Piquet Jr., #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
  8. Ken Block, #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST
  9. Patrik Sandell, #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST

Tickets for the final day of the Red Bull Global Rallycross can be purchased at the gate or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Both legs of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona doubleheader will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday at 2 PM ET. They will also be streamed online via NBC Sports Live Extra at http://liveextra.nbcsports.com

For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, head to www.redbullglobalrallycross.com. Follow the series on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedBullGRC, Twitter and Instagram at @RedBullGRC, and YouTube at YouTube.com/RedBullGRC.  

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long.  Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.  

About Red Bull Global Rallycross

Designed to produce some of the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

| 2016 DAYTONA 500 TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 22

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First Opportunity for Fans to Experience “The Great American Race” In Newly Redesigned, First of its Kind Motorsports Stadium

Tickets On-Sale

Tickets for the highly anticipated 58th running of the DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race—and the first ever following the completion of the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project—will officially go on sale Monday, June 22 at 9 a.m. ET. 

Fans will have the first opportunity to witness the 2016 DAYTONA 500, to be held on Sunday, February 21, 2016, in the new motorsports stadium, experiencing unprecedented amenities that include 101,500 new, wider seats, thousands of premium club seats, 40 escalators and 17 elevators, 60 luxury suites, social “neighborhoods” and three concourse levels that will span the nearly mile-long frontstretch. 

Those wishing to attend “The Great American Race” will need to act quickly, as there will be a limited number of tickets available due to the reduced seating capacity in the new stadium. Fans should also note: 

  • Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.DAYTONA500.com.
  • Hospitality and premium seat packages, including the Trioval Club and the Rolex 24 Lounge, and Sprint FANZONE/Pre-Race wristbands are also available.
  • For all other Speedweeks events, children 12 and under are $10 in reserved grandstands and free in general admission areas and in the Sprint FANZONE.
  • Fans can also visit PrimeSport.com, the new official ticket exchange and travel package provider of Daytona International Speedway. Offering multiple options for tickets, lodging and hospitality, https://www.primesport.com/d/daytona-500-tickets is ideal for fans looking for the ultimate racing experience.  

In addition to “The Great American Race,” fans may purchase tickets and multi-day packages for the remaining events during Speedweeks, which officially kicks off with the 58th Rolex 24 At Daytona TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event on Jan. 30-31. 

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,500 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. Construction of DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a primary source of expected growth in the Deltona, Fla., MSA as part of ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey. 

Toyota and Florida Hospital are Founding Partners of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through more than 40,000 total square feet of engagement areas, branding rights for two of the injectors/entrances and two of the new neighborhoods.  

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

Jun 17 | What They’re Saying: Red Bull Global Rallycross Drivers on Upcoming Doubleheader at Daytona International Speedway on June 19-21

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Here’s a look at what some of the Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers are saying entering the Father’s Day Weekend doubleheader.

Rallycross

Red Bull Global Rallycross is returning to Daytona International Speedway this Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21, for two championship points-paying rounds.  

Practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, June 19, followed by championship rounds on both Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Each round will pay out points to the driver for the season-long championship. 

For the second straight year at DIS, drivers will slide, bang and fly in manufacturer-backed entries such as Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen on portions of Daytona’s famed road course asphalt and a challenging dirt section. Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercars produce 600 horsepower and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds. 

Here’s a look at what some of the Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers are saying entering the Father’s Day Weekend doubleheader: 

Ken Block, No. 43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST

“I really enjoyed the track last year. I enjoyed the facility. I’m really looking forward to it. It was a fun track with great fans. Hopefully I can have another good result there. (The course) was a good mix of some fast stuff, some technical stuff and a dirt jump. It was definitely a great mix of what makes our sport interesting. I grew up a moto kid so Daytona actually means more to me as a motorcross track.  Watching guys like Ricky Carmichael there was really cool for me so to go there and race where he has dominated is actually really special.” 

Nelson Piquet, No. 07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST
“I love Daytona. That was one of my favorite tracks last year. Unfortunately we had a bit of bad luck – we had a car issue. For sure this year is going to be a whole different story. I’m really looking forward to it. Our car has upgraded a lot from last year. It’s just great. I love being back over here and it’s been a long break. I can’t wait to see everybody at Daytona.” 

Steve Arpin, No. 00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST

“As soon as I found out (it was Father’s Day Weekend), I said, ‘This is the race I’m bringing my dad.’ The coolest part is that it’s a doubleheader. We have two points paying races. You are going to see so much drama unfold in the championship standings at this race. It’s one of my favorite races of the year. We’re racing at Daytona. It’s an iconic place for anyone that wants to race. And it’s so cool to come to Daytona with a team owner like Chip Ganassi. He has won everything at Daytona, now we need to try to add rallycross to it.”  

Red Bull Global Rallycross features an open paddock where fans are able to walk through the garages, engage the drivers and watch the mechanics wrench on the cars. 

A three-day adult advance ticket for the Red Bull Global Rallycross is available for $60, a savings of $30. Daily admission tickets are available at the gate for adults ($20 on Friday and $35 on Saturday and Sunday) and children ages 6-12 ($10 daily). A three-day children’s ticket (ages 6-12) is available for $15 and children 5 and under are free for the entire weekend. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, please visit www.redbullglobalrallycross.com

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long.  Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

About Red Bull Global Rallycross

Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.

Jun 16 | FANVISION INTRODUCES FANVISION PUCK: A GROUNDBREAKING MOBILE ACCESSORY TO ENHANCE THE FAN EXPERIENCE

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FanVision Puck also offers smartphone charging capabilities for fans at sporting events

FanVision Puck

FanVision, the in-venue technology and content platform used at professional sporting events across the country, today announced the introduction of the groundbreaking mobile accessory FanVision Puck. FanVision Puck connects to any iOS or Android device to provide access to the streaming video, audio, and data content currently available on the FanVision Controller dedicated device. FanVision Puck will debut at the 2016 DAYTONA 500 via the DAYTONA International Speedway mobile app and will be available at all other International Speedway Corporation (ISC) races throughout the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup season. Trial runs for the device will be available at select ISC tracks during the remainder of the 2015 schedule.

FanVision Puck solves the two most serious mobile challenges for events and venues: mobile phone charging and connectivity. FanVision Puck provides users with live video, audio, real-time statistics and replays over a private and wireless broadcast network, offering uninterrupted streaming data for every fan in attendance. Further, FanVision Puck provides a 2,000 mAh charge to the user’s phone with its own internal battery. Over a four-hour period, users will be able to continuously consume live video and audio, while seeing their smartphones’ battery charge.

“FanVision Puck will continue our company’s mission to enhance the fan experience through technology,” said FanVision CEO Andrew Daines. “Fans will enjoy the ability to charge their phone and consume content without worrying about battery life and data.” 

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to debut the FanVision Puck at the DAYTONA 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “The 2016 DAYTONA 500 will be the first in the newly renovated motorsports stadium and this extraordinary technology from the FanVision Puck will further elevate the fan’s experience at the ‘World Center of Racing.’ ”

About FanVision

FanVision Entertainment LLC, headquartered in New York City and with offices in Mooresville, North Carolina, and Montreal is the leader in fan-enhancement technology and provides rich, in-venue content dedicated to fans across the country. FanVision operates on a private, wireless network across the entire schedule of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , as well as other select sporting events. The company develops  innovative hardware and software solutions to enrich the in-stadium experience for fans. For more information about FanVision, visit http://www.fanvision.com.

About ISC

International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York. The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network, and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and through its subsidiary Motorsports Authentics, produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.InternationalSpeedwayCorporation.com.

About the Daytona 500

Historic Daytona International Speedway is home to the DAYTONA 500 – “The Great American Race” and NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race. The DAYTONA 500 is held annually every February and many of NASCAR’s greats have captured the coveted Harley J. Earl winner’s trophy such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and most recently Joey Logano.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Known as the “World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway has activity nearly every day of the year hosting stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and karts.  Daytona International Speedway has at least eight major race weekends a year with premier events such as the DAYTONA 500, the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Independence Day holiday weekend, the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car event, the Daytona Supercross By Honda and the Daytona 200 motorcycle classic. In addition, Daytona International Speedway showcases daily track tours and is home to the winning Daytona 500 car.

Jun 16 | Actor/Comedian David Spade to Serve as Grand Marshal for the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

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Joe Dirt 2” Star to Give Command “Drivers, start your engines

David Spade

Actor, comedian and writer David Spade, who stars in Crackle’s upcoming original movie “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 57th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday night, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway (TV – NBC; Radio – MRN Radio, SiriusXM).

In this sequel to the popular Columbia Pictures comedy “Joe Dirt,” Spade returns as the mullet-headed hero in this first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture that also stars Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel and Patrick Warburton. “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” will be released on the streaming network July 16.

As the Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Spade will give the command “Drivers, start your engines.” Along with the starting command, Spade will also attend the driver’s meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 160-lap, 400-mile race.

“We’re excited to welcome David Spade as Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said. “His starting command, which will be delivered in front of thousands of fans and millions more watching on NBC, will begin an exciting night of NASCAR racing on the high banks.”

To view the trailer of “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” visit Crackle or check out the movie through its social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Spade, who was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990-1996, has starred in several hit comedies including “Tommy Boy,” “Black Sheep” and “Grown Ups” as well as on the ensemble CBS sitcom “Rules of Engagement.”

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR XFINITY Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

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